Allen County is located in southeast Kansas. The County Seat is Iola and the largest city is Iola. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.allencounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 12,909 and the 2010 census population was 13,371. The land area is 500.30 square miles and there are 26.7 persons per square mile.
93.8% of the population is White, 2.2% is Black or African American, 3.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.6% is two or more races. 88.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $63,300, there are 5,505 households, an average of 2.35 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,552, the median household income is $40,554, and 17% of the persons in Allen County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 926. Retail sales (in $1000) were $121,694, and sales per capita were $9,077. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.4%.
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